How did Kobach come into possession of Onaka's “verification” dated Sept. 14 2012 which Kobach attached to his letter to Onaka?
There's a chronology problem here.
Did he ask for a “verification” letter? Or did he first ask for a certified copy, only to be denied/redirected?
It gets better...
In paragraph 3 Kobach asks Onaka if the COLB at the Whitehouse website “is identical to the information contained in the original [COLB on file with HI DOH]. Why ask this? Onaka’s “verification” attached to Kobach’s letter plainly states “the information in the 'Certificate of Live Birth' published at [the Whitehouse website] ... a copy of which is attached to your request, matches the information contained in the original [COLB on file with HI DOH]”
This is choreographed. Theater is being staged for public consumption.
The verification from Onaka dated Sept 14 is what Kobach received back from Hawaii. Kobach sent a letter requesting that the existence of a BC and the BC# of 151-1961-10631 be verified, as well as asking that Onaka verify that the information contained in the White House BC image (which he enclosed with the request) matched the record on file. He asked the HDOH to first send an electronic copy of the verification for the sake of speed, and then express mail the paper document as well.
What I’ve posted is Kobach’s request and the electronic copy of the verification that the DOH sent in response.
(A) a letter from Ryan Kriegshauser to Onaka, dated Sept 14
(B) Certificate of Live Birth dated Apr 25 2011, presumably from the WH website
(C) an email dated Friday Sept 14 from Nagamine to Kriegshauser which has attached a "Verification of Birth" issued by Onaka also dated Sept 14
Item C is a response to a request for verification.
Is the request the letter in Item A?
Item A, a request from Kansas deputy assistant SOS to Hawaii DOH Registrar, "The information contained in the 'Certificate of Live Birth' published at the [Whitehouse website] and reviewed by you on the date of your verification..."
"reviewed by you on the date of your verification"? Does Kriegshauser already have Onaka's verification at this point? Or is this a poorly worded sentence from Mr. K?
Notice in Item C, "The original is being sent to you via express mail from Honolulu today in the prepaid envelope that you provided..."
So is Item C the originating request? Could a letter including a prepaid envelope be sent from Topeka Kansas and arrive in Honolulu on the same day?
I think there are other communications between Kansas SOS and Hawaii DOH.